Los Angeles luxury home owners are always on the lookout for the perfect piece that draws a room together. For many, that singular piece is something that takes a substantial amount of love and care to create, resulting in a piece of work that is totally unique and symbolic of the love and care that goes into owning a beautiful home.
Los Angeles is home to a number of craftsmen and women that bring this significance to their work, in fact the artisan movement is thriving here. If you’re interested in finding your own unique piece, here are a few local woodworkers that can help make your dream a reality.
The Wooden Palate
The products at The Wooden Palate prove that not every piece of art needs to sacrifice function. The brains behind this operation are husband and wife team Ryan Silverman and Eileen O’Dea, who combined their respective backgrounds in woodworking and culinary arts into a craft cutting board and kitchen accessory business. The heirloom-quality, handmade cutting boards are the star of the show: Each is made with up to 750 pieces of wood pieces with end-grain construction. Prices range from $350 to $650 for round or rectangle cutting boards, but they are built to last.
Yet another husband-and-wife team that have joined forces to innovate the design world is Johann Pauwen and Michaele Simmering. Their specialty is minimalist home furniture that blends simplistic beauty with fun geometric designs.
Some great examples of their work include the 3Blocks nesting tables and their adult-sized rocking horses, both available in bamboo, black cherry, black locust, walnut or maple. Interested home owners can shop designs online or check out Beatrice Valenzuela on Echo Park Avenue, which carries some of the brand’s most popular designs.
Using primarily sustainable and reclaimed materials, designers Riley Rea and Alex Segal have been crafting seriously beautiful designs for furniture and home decor. Each piece is designed in West Hollywood and handcrafted in downtown Los Angeles. In addition to what is available at their showroom at 326 N. La Brea Avenue and on their website, the team will also collaborate with clients on custom pieces ranging from seemingly simple coffee tables to sofas and beds.
Perhaps it was the incredibly intricate subject matter of his biomedical research that paved the way for Los Angeles designer Kevin Griffin’s stunning works of interconnected star shapes. Griffin, who has a doctorate in genetics and embryology, creates custom works such as table lamps, pendant lights and sculptures all inspired by his labyrinthine take on a star as a giver of light. Simplicity and symmetric forms work together to create truly unique works which operate on the philosophy that less is more.
If you are interested in learning more about Los Angeles luxury homes in which you can feature any of the exquisite designs made from the above local artisans, please contact our team of luxury property experts today.